Profile of Nonprofit Sector
- Canada is home to the second largest nonprofit workforce in the world. It is a dynamic sector that contributes $112 billion to our economy each year.
- It is a network of 161,000 nonprofit and voluntary organizations, 2 million paid employees and nearly 12 million volunteers.
- The value of volunteer contribution in Canada is estimated at $14.1 billion dollars.
- In 2007, Canadians volunteered almost 2.1 billion hours, an equivalent to 1.1 million full-time jobs (Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating 2009 [CSGVP]).
- In 2007, 12.5 million Canadians (46% of the population aged 15 and older) volunteered their time to charities and other nonprofit organizations (CSGVP).
- According to the 2003 National Survey of Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations (NSNVO), there are approximately 45,000 nonprofit and voluntary organizations in Ontario, which account for about 28% of the nonprofit and voluntary organizations in Canada
- In Ontario, close to one million people were employed in the nonprofit sector in 2003, representing about 1/6 of all employed Ontarians
- Volunteers frequently outnumber paid employees at nonprofit organizations. Over half of all nonprofit and voluntary organizations in Ontario have no paid staff.
- Ontarians contributed nearly $2.3 billion of their money to nonprofit organizations in 2000, and almost 394 million hours of their time -- over 1/3 of all the volunteering and donating which occurred in Canada that year
- London has over 1150 nonprofit and charitable organizations
- Volunteers contribute over $672 million a year with their time, as their hard work and dedication to the nonprofit sector continue to improve our community
- 60% of Londoners volunteer